Sometimes A Picture Is Not Worth A Thousand Words, installation view, NWSA Art Gallery, twelve 20,3X25,4cm erased photographs, video, utensils, Miami, Florida, variable dimensions, April 11th, 2017. Photo © Alian Rives' Studio

Twelve analog black and white photo papers from displaced areas due to the corporative development of Miami City were erased by their light-sensitive emulsion composed of silver halide crystals suspended in gelatin. Within the history of modern art and aesthetics, the gradual elimination of particular elements that traditionally characterized visual arts, which results in emptiness, was the most relevant phenomenon over the past two hundred years. In western culture, emptiness is associated with a lacking meaning or sincerity, but in eastern culture, emptiness is a synonym for creative void: a state of complete receptivity and perfect enlightenment.